The Veg Box Has Arrived!

Inspired by fellow blogger/tweeter Jemjabella, I recently ordered an organic vegetable box from Riverford and today it arrived! I am so excited. Here it is:

The contents are: new potatoes, broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bag of salad leaves, mushrooms, spring onions and that weird thing in the foreground is kohl rabi. I didn’t have a clue what it was but thankfully one of OH’s colleagues did when I sent through a photo.

Now here’s where I ask you (yes, you) to give something back. This whole relationship is starting to feel a little one-sided but don’t worry, I think with a little love and compromise, we can get things back on track. I want you, my reader(s) to do me a favour and tell me what the hell to do with this scrumptious bundle of veg. I’m talking ideas, recipes etc.  The veg needs to last for about 1 week for 2 (greedy) people. Obviously I will need to buy meat, fish etc and I have the usual storecupboardy stuff in. I even have fresh herbs. Yes, despite neglecting them over the mini heatwave we had last weekend, I have an abundance of chives and basil and a frankly pathetic bit of parsley.

So you know what to do, now get to it! (Please). xxx



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6 responses to “The Veg Box Has Arrived!

  1. Ryan

    The veg looks ace. I might try and rustle something nice up with the kohlrabi (whatever it is). HFW knows what to do with it.

  2. Raichyrae

    I think you should enclose it in some clear perspex and put it on your coffee table as a talking point…..ok I’ll go google a recipe! 🙂

  3. Raichyrae


    Serves 4 as a starter or snack

    •2 small/medium Kohlrabi
    •2 pears
    •100 g of Feta cheese
    •100g salad leaves
    •50g dates
    •1 tablespoon honey
    •2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    •2 tablespoons olive oil


    1.Peel the kohlrabi and chop into dice, about 1cm big.

    2.Put the kohlrabi on a baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil.

    3.Bake at 180 C for 20 minutes, or until softened.

    4.Slice the pears in half and cut away the cores. Cut the pears into slices.

    5.Put the salad on a large serving plate and arrange the pear slices and kohl rabi on top.

    6.Crumble the Feta on top of this.

    7.Make the dressing: Chop the dates and mix with the balsamic vinegar and honey.

    8.Drizzle over the salad.

    This stolen wholesale from the wonderful

    enjoy! 🙂

  4. I’ve had a look at that Ry, and might do the lamb chops with kohl rabi side dish. Thanks for the suggestion Rach 🙂

  5. TheLadyZowie

    Kohlrabi in Cream Dill Sauce

    serves 4
    350 g (12 oz) kohlrabi
    8 oz (225 g) carrots
    2 tbsp (25 g) 1 oz butter
    1 chicken stock cube
    2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) dried dill
    2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pt fresh single cream
    salt and freshly ground pepper
    1 level tbsp (15 ml) cornflour

    1. Thickly peel the kohlrabi to remove all the woody outer layer. Slice thinly and cook with the carrots, butter, 300 ml (1/2 pint) water and stock cube for about 10 minutes, until tender.

    2. Blend the cornflour with very little cold water and strain in the vegetable liquid, stirring.

    3. Return to the boil, stir in the dill and the fresh cream, then adjust seasoning. Bring almost to the boil and pour over the vegetables.

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